As a GSA Schedule Contractor, Must I Accept a GSA Order from a Buyer?
The answer to this question depends on the context of the order. As a GSA Schedule Contractor, there are times when it is obligatory to accept GSA orders from buyers, and other times when it is not. Accepting a GSA Order from a buyer depends on the size of the order and who placed it.
GSA contractors are obligated to fill an order from an executive agency that is below the Maximum Order threshold. In regards to orders over the Maximum threshold, agencies often expect a price break because of the large volume of the sale. Contractors are not required to give deeper discounts for orders above the Maximum threshold, but should be wary of what the competition is pricing at to avoid losing contract awards. The Maximum Order threshold is determined on a schedule by schedule and sometimes a SIN by SIN basis. For GSA orders outside of the executive branch, it is highly encouraged that contractors accept orders, but in this case they are not obligated to do so. In addition, GSA contractors are obligated to accept government purchase card orders within the micro-purchase threshold, under $2,500. This is outlined in GSA’s Terms and Conditions of each awarded GSA Schedule Contract.